The well-liked stay occasion won’t go forward for the second yr in a row due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Earlier this yr the Irish Open was one of many first main poker occasions to postpone due to COVID-19, now it seems it will likely be one of many first stay poker casualties of 2021.
Yesterday the organisers announced the occasion, pencilled in for March 2021, can be postponed once more. Ireland has a 5 tier COVID-19 plan and even on the most secure tier they didn’t assume the pageant might go forward.
There continues to be hope that the occasion might go forward afterward within the yr and various dates are being checked out. Until then for the second yr in a row an internet leg of the Irish Open will happen at partypoker on March 29 with a €1 million assured Main Event.
With the optimistic information of a number of vaccines being rolled out early in 2021 lots of people assume Easter is when the world will start to see some normality. If that is the case it’s unlucky timing for the Irish Open which historically takes place over Easter weekend.
Indeed, this author even (wrongly) predicted that the Irish Open is likely to be the primary main poker pageant to reopen in 2021. It is the second main pageant to postpone a 2021 occasion, because the Aussie Millions did the identical final month.
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